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Eggplant Sunflower Seed Burgers

Eggplant Sunflower Seed PattiesThese vegan burgers have such a great texture. They hold together beautifully and yet are very moist and flavorful. Try them on buns or simply as a main course for a vegan dinner.

Makes about 8 small or 6 large burgers.


  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 c whole wheat dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 c raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 c cubed whole eggplant
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (plus more for frying)
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence


  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. In a small bowl, blend the chia seeds and water. Allow to stand and thicken 10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, place the chia seed mixture, bread crumbs, sunflower seeds, eggplant, olive oil, Herbes de Provence


    , salt and pepper. Pulse several times, then process a couple of minutes, or until a thick meat-like dough develops.

  3. Form by hand into burgers or use an oiled patty press. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, warm 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Working in one or two batches, add the patties.
  4. Brown lightly on each side, turning a few times. Transfer to a buns or place on a serving plate. Serve hot.

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